n. the classification of people based on body build or constitutional type. These types of physique include ectomorph (thin and lean), mesomorph (athletic and muscular), and endomorph (wide and round). See asthenic type- also athletic type, dysplastic type, pyknic type.

BODY TYPE: "Achieving one's ideal weight also means considering your specific body type."
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